During a meeting between the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, and the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky in Prague, it was announced that the Czech Republic will assist Ukraine in training F-16 fighter pilots by providing flight simulators.

“I have confirmed to the President that the Czech Republic will be donating attack helicopters and an additional 100,000 units of [large caliber] ammunition,” stated the Czech Prime Minister. 

Fiala further explained that the Czech Republic will support Ukraine in F-16 pilot training by transferring flight simulators to Ukraine. 

The Prime Minister emphasized his country’s ongoing commitment to supporting Ukraine, stating that the country is “fighting for our safety and the safety of all of Europe.” 

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Fiala expressed his admiration for the courage of the Ukrainian people and mentioned that the Czech Republic had already provided hundreds of armored vehicles to the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

Furthermore, Fiala expressed his support for Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

“I firmly believe that Ukraine's future lies within the European Union and NATO. This ensures that similar situations will not arise again,” stated the Czech Prime Minister. 

In response, President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed gratitude to Fiala, the Czech government, and the Czech Republic as a whole for the “new, substantial, and timely defense package,” provided to Ukraine.

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“This is exactly what we need. Every such manifestation of solidarity brings the end of this terrible war unleashed by the Russian Federation closer,” the Ukrainian President commented.

Zelensky added that Ukraine will always be grateful for the hospitality of the Czech Republic, and for such powerful support, for helping all Ukrainians.

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